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Re: [udrc] [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

n0so@...
 

Thanks, I'll talk to you there...
... Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎02‎:‎51‎:‎40‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


Yes

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 12:27 <n0so@... wrote:
Will there be one on display at HamCation later this week?

Thanks!
Mike, N0SO

On ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎04‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎07‎:‎04‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:



k7udr posted: "The DRAWS Workstation Case We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great. As with any "

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Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS Workstation

by k7udr

The DRAWS Workstation Case

We are excited to give you a preview of the new DRAWS Workstation with it's beautiful red and black anodized aluminum case.  We have received our first manufacturing samples, and they look great.

As with any new design, there are some minor adjustments that need to be made before production. We are in the process of generating those change orders and they will  be in the hands of our OEM shortly.  This whole process, from change orders, to manufacturing, to delivery, will take approximately 6 weeks.  Look for cases in March.  We will open orders for the case once the production run is initiated.

The MSRP for the case will be $24.95.  As a thank you to our early adopters, we will offer the case for $19.95 for a limited time. (Standard shipping, plus sales taxes for Washington residents will apply.)

We will also announce pricing for the kit and fully assembled versions of the DRAWS Workstation in the coming weeks.  Details to follow.

Power Solution:

After much research, we have settled on a 5.5/2.1 mm Barrel Connector. This is the same connector used by the KPC3+, Elecraft KX3, and other consumer electronics. There are many 12VDC power supplies available with this barrel connector pre-installed. (You may even find a few in your junk box!)

The cases will ship with the panel mount socket which is soldered to the pigtail supplied with the DRAWS board. The first run, early adopters will need to modify the connector on the board slightly to fit in the case; we'll supply an app note. The next, and future, runs will not require any changes.

Powerwerx offers a standard cable to Anderson Powerpoles: DC21ST $7.99

 

 

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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: [New post] Sample Cases Have Arrived for DRAWS™ Workstation

Dave Phelps
 

Sold.

#bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

 

Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group

Re: #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

J G Shaw
 

Here is a Video to watch (8:50) that may help you resolve the issue:
“How to Setup BlueDV with a ThumbDV or DV MEGA AMBE3000 dongle”
https://youtu.be/291k3VxJCv0
NOTE: For DMR, be sure to pick a geographically appropriate Brandmeister server and/or DMRPlus server –
the ones shown in the video may not be the best choice for you.
If the video does not help you resolve the situation, it would be helpful if you provide more information such as,
1) copy of the BlueDV settings you are using for both DSTAR and DMR.
2)please advise if you can use BlueDV successfully on DSTAR?
3)please advise what DMR type you are hearing - Brandmeister? DMR+? etc.
4)please provide a snip/screen capture of your BlueDV main screen when you are listening to DMR.

Jim WA6PX

-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of WG0F
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:31 PM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question

Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group

Re: #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr

 

fill in the red with your info
make he rest identical to this sample>


From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of WG0F <wg0f@...>
Sent: February 7, 2019 5:30 PM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] #bluedv #thumbdv #dmr question
 
Does anyone have info on settings in BlueDV for Windows for DMR?
I can hear but can’t transmit.
I did get registered and have a DMR id.
Thanks
wg0f

Moderator Note: this belongs in the AMBE sub-group



Re: DRAWS Image

Douglas
 

Where can i find the newest image?  The link above is no good.

KI7LIK

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Douglas
 

Looks great, now i'm thinking of how to add a battery to it.

Re: DRAWS Image

 

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Dave Phelps
 

Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.  
It's not big enough to do any serious work on.  A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that small, and even if you were running it mostly headless and coming in off a vnc with a full size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to resize your window to a better resolution.   I ended up discarding it.  That was my experience anyway.
Command line users, of course, won't notice a thing.

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Basil Gunn
 

I am in agreement with you Dave.

The 7" Raspberry Pi 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen screens are much
too small for most (any) apps to work without a great deal of
frustration.

The 7" Sunfounder 1024 x 600 resolution displays are marginally better
but still are not that great a user experience.

I find the 10" Sunfounder 1280 x 800 displays work pretty well.

Just my opinion of course.

I would be interested to find out what application people are
using that they find the RPi 7" 800 x 480 touchscreen works well.
I do not use any of my 7" displays any more.

You can find the Sunfounder displays on Amazon with or without
touchscreen.

/Basil n7nix

Dave Phelps <dave.phelps@...> writes:

Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board
yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.

It's not big enough to do any serious work on.

A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that
small, and even if you were running it mostly headless and coming in
off a vnc with a full size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to
resize your window to a better resolution. I ended up discarding
it. That was my experience anyway. Command line users, of course,
won't notice a thing.

Re: DRAWS Image

Douglas
 

Thank you.

KI7LIK
Granada Estates Neighborhood Watch

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 22:57 John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/

Re: DRAWS Image

Vince Gill
 

Just a question Will The NWDigital Draws digital radio workstation HAT work with Pi-Star. 




On Feb 24, 2019, at 12:57 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Re: DRAWS Image

 

Vince,
The question needs to be reversed :)

If Pi-STAR will work with a sound modem D-STAR repeater (e.g. dstarrepeater) and can be installed on the beta image provided, then yes.  However, I don't know that this work has been done.

John


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM Vince Gill via Groups.Io <ve3elb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just a question Will The NWDigital Draws digital radio workstation HAT work with Pi-Star. 




On Feb 24, 2019, at 12:57 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Jack Spitznagel
 

Hi Basil and Dave,

@Dave, your comments on the RPi screen are pretty much spot on. I had a
spare one in a "SmartiPi" case I have been using to test an early adopter
DRAWS board during the betas. I posted my kitbash setup about a month ago or
so. It serves as my backup and porta-mobile digi right now and will work
adequately in the field with FLDigi. I use my workstation and laptop for
Winlink - so have not tried to set up those apps and cannot comment beyond
the notes below.

@Basil - re the 7" 800x480 RPi display - you want to have a (wireless)
keyboard with a mouse/pad!
1. Needs to be used in the shade.
2. Once RPi Stretch+Compass is set for "small screen" most stock RPi/Stretch
apps work adequately - IF you do not have vision issues.
3. Xastir is usable on the RPi screen once in fullscreen mode. Aspect ratio
makes for a weird map field (too short in some magnifications).
4. FLDigi/FLRig needed to be resized a little, but also will work in a
trouble-free manner once set up.
OTOH wsjt-x has configuration menus where critical that are inaccessible.
You can set them up if you know the default states and you know the order
that "Tab-bing" through setup selections proceeds, but it is a PITA.

Sunfounder 10"/Pi combo Questions:
Does the screen run off the buck regulator in the DRAWS card?
I originally passed on it because the display unit appeared to require its
own PS unit - the display kit with the acrylic stand and integral mounting
stuff seems to have solved that issue.
I need to eliminate the need for all but one PS (or Bioenno battery) as I
did with the early adopter kit.

Thanks for your comments-

KD4IZ
Jack Spitznagel
FM19oo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Basil Gunn
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:10
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD -
Looking for testers


I am in agreement with you Dave.

The 7" Raspberry Pi 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen screens are much too
small for most (any) apps to work without a great deal of frustration.

The 7" Sunfounder 1024 x 600 resolution displays are marginally better but
still are not that great a user experience.

I find the 10" Sunfounder 1280 x 800 displays work pretty well.

Just my opinion of course.

I would be interested to find out what application people are using that
they find the RPi 7" 800 x 480 touchscreen works well.
I do not use any of my 7" displays any more.

You can find the Sunfounder displays on Amazon with or without touchscreen.

/Basil n7nix

Dave Phelps <dave.phelps@...> writes:

Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board
yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.

It's not big enough to do any serious work on.

A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that small, and even if you
were running it mostly headless and coming in off a vnc with a full
size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to resize your window to a
better resolution. I ended up discarding it. That was my experience
anyway. Command line users, of course, won't notice a thing.

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Willie - N8WP
 

I recently got a new printer. A Prusa i3 mk3. I am working on learn Focus 360, I could use some assistance from more experienced modelers and printers.

Thanks, 

Willie 
N8WP 


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 17:40 Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
Hi Basil and Dave,

@Dave, your comments on the RPi screen are pretty much spot on. I had a
spare one in a "SmartiPi" case I have been using to test an early adopter
DRAWS board during the betas. I posted my kitbash setup about a month ago or
so. It serves as my backup and porta-mobile digi right now and will work
adequately in the field with FLDigi. I use my workstation and laptop for
Winlink - so have not tried to set up those apps and cannot comment beyond
the notes below.

@Basil - re the 7" 800x480 RPi display - you want to have a (wireless)
keyboard with a mouse/pad!
1. Needs to be used in the shade.
2. Once RPi Stretch+Compass is set for "small screen" most stock RPi/Stretch
apps work adequately - IF you do not have vision issues.
3. Xastir is usable on the RPi screen once in fullscreen mode. Aspect ratio
makes for a weird map field (too short in some magnifications).
4. FLDigi/FLRig needed to be resized a little, but also will work in a
trouble-free manner once set up.
OTOH wsjt-x has configuration menus where critical that are inaccessible.
You can set them up if you know the default states and you know the order
that "Tab-bing" through setup selections proceeds, but it is a PITA.

Sunfounder 10"/Pi combo Questions:
Does the screen run off the buck regulator in the DRAWS card?
I originally passed on it because the display unit appeared to require its
own PS unit - the display kit with the acrylic stand and integral mounting
stuff seems to have solved that issue.
I need to eliminate the need for all but one PS (or Bioenno battery) as I
did with the early adopter kit.

Thanks for your comments-

KD4IZ
Jack Spitznagel
FM19oo



-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Basil Gunn
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:10
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD -
Looking for testers


I am in  agreement with you Dave.

The 7" Raspberry Pi 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen screens are much too
small for most (any) apps to work without a great deal of frustration.

The 7" Sunfounder 1024 x 600 resolution displays are marginally better but
still are not that great a user experience.

I find the 10" Sunfounder 1280 x 800 displays work pretty well.

Just my opinion of course.

I would be interested to find out what application people are using that
they find the RPi 7" 800 x 480 touchscreen works well.
I do not use any of my 7" displays any more.

You can find the Sunfounder displays on Amazon with or without touchscreen.

/Basil n7nix

Dave Phelps <dave.phelps@...> writes:

> Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board
> yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.
>
> It's not big enough to do any serious work on.
>
> A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that small, and even if you
> were running it mostly headless and coming in off a vnc with a full
> size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to resize your window to a
> better resolution. I ended up discarding it. That was my experience
> anyway.  Command line users, of course, won't notice a thing.







--
Willie Peloquin

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Gwen Patton
 

That's probably going to be the next major purchase for the fabrication section of my workbench, a good 3d printer. I'm tired of not being able to do things because I don't have a part, especially enclosures. 


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 11:49 PM Willie - N8WP <wpeloqui@...> wrote:
I recently got a new printer. A Prusa i3 mk3. I am working on learn Focus 360, I could use some assistance from more experienced modelers and printers.

Thanks, 

Willie 
N8WP 

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 17:40 Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
Hi Basil and Dave,

@Dave, your comments on the RPi screen are pretty much spot on. I had a
spare one in a "SmartiPi" case I have been using to test an early adopter
DRAWS board during the betas. I posted my kitbash setup about a month ago or
so. It serves as my backup and porta-mobile digi right now and will work
adequately in the field with FLDigi. I use my workstation and laptop for
Winlink - so have not tried to set up those apps and cannot comment beyond
the notes below.

@Basil - re the 7" 800x480 RPi display - you want to have a (wireless)
keyboard with a mouse/pad!
1. Needs to be used in the shade.
2. Once RPi Stretch+Compass is set for "small screen" most stock RPi/Stretch
apps work adequately - IF you do not have vision issues.
3. Xastir is usable on the RPi screen once in fullscreen mode. Aspect ratio
makes for a weird map field (too short in some magnifications).
4. FLDigi/FLRig needed to be resized a little, but also will work in a
trouble-free manner once set up.
OTOH wsjt-x has configuration menus where critical that are inaccessible.
You can set them up if you know the default states and you know the order
that "Tab-bing" through setup selections proceeds, but it is a PITA.

Sunfounder 10"/Pi combo Questions:
Does the screen run off the buck regulator in the DRAWS card?
I originally passed on it because the display unit appeared to require its
own PS unit - the display kit with the acrylic stand and integral mounting
stuff seems to have solved that issue.
I need to eliminate the need for all but one PS (or Bioenno battery) as I
did with the early adopter kit.

Thanks for your comments-

KD4IZ
Jack Spitznagel
FM19oo



-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Basil Gunn
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:10
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD -
Looking for testers


I am in  agreement with you Dave.

The 7" Raspberry Pi 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen screens are much too
small for most (any) apps to work without a great deal of frustration.

The 7" Sunfounder 1024 x 600 resolution displays are marginally better but
still are not that great a user experience.

I find the 10" Sunfounder 1280 x 800 displays work pretty well.

Just my opinion of course.

I would be interested to find out what application people are using that
they find the RPi 7" 800 x 480 touchscreen works well.
I do not use any of my 7" displays any more.

You can find the Sunfounder displays on Amazon with or without touchscreen.

/Basil n7nix

Dave Phelps <dave.phelps@...> writes:

> Can't say anything about the case as I haven't even received a board
> yet, but I can chime in on he 7" raspi screen.
>
> It's not big enough to do any serious work on.
>
> A lot of programs with GUIs can't resize that small, and even if you
> were running it mostly headless and coming in off a vnc with a full
> size screen, that 7" screen won't allow you to resize your window to a
> better resolution. I ended up discarding it. That was my experience
> anyway.  Command line users, of course, won't notice a thing.







--
Willie Peloquin

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain



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http://quarktime.net

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Basil Gunn
 

Jack Spitznagel <@flyingfrawg> writes:


Sunfounder 10"/Pi combo Questions:
Does the screen run off the buck regulator in the DRAWS card?
The display is a 12V display.
It also has a speaker so you can use Xastir audio alerts without having
an external speaker. The RPi with DRAWS hat attach to the back of the
display so you don't need a case. Go to the Sunsounder site to read the
specs.
https://www.sunfounder.com/10-1-inch-hdmi-lcd.html

I originally passed on it because the display unit appeared to require its
own PS unit - the display kit with the acrylic stand and integral mounting
stuff seems to have solved that issue.

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Douglas
 

That's a nice display.  It would be nice if the touchscreen model would be setup the same way.


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 9:18 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> writes:

>
> Sunfounder 10"/Pi combo Questions:
> Does the screen run off the buck regulator in the DRAWS card?

The display is a 12V display.
It also has a speaker so you can use Xastir audio alerts without having
an external speaker. The RPi with DRAWS hat attach to the back of the
display so you don't need a case. Go to the Sunsounder site to read the
specs.
https://www.sunfounder.com/10-1-inch-hdmi-lcd.html

> I originally passed on it because the display unit appeared to require its
> own PS unit - the display kit with the acrylic stand and integral mounting
> stuff seems to have solved that issue.





--
Granada Estates Neighborhood Watch

Re: New Case for RPi, DRAWS and 7 inch LCD - Looking for testers

Eric Osterberg
 

With what tool was the design built?  SolidWorks? Would you be willing to share the source files? I'd like to be able to adapt to different displays, mounting configurations and am Interested in building a lipo battery and charger board.

73 - NØNKI - Eric


On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 11:19 AM <steve@...> wrote:
Hello,

VE7KGV and I designed a case to allow use of the DRAWS Hat with a Raspberry Pi and 7 inch LCD but have no way to test it because we haven't gotten a DRAWS board to play with (Hopefully in the next couple of weeks).  As a result we've only been able to design this from the spec sheet.  The full design is on Thingiverse here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3387482

There are pictures there as well.

Would love any input you have on how to improve this design.

Thanks,

Steve and Kevin
VE7GOY/VE7KGV

DRAWS™ Shipping Schedule #draws #shipping

 



k7udr posted: "Components are in and we have a 5 day assembly turn scheduled for March 8th. We will begin shipping by order date, the week of the 11th and should have all backorders shipped by the 15th. We have another run scheduled so we should have stock moving for"

New post on NW Digital Radio

DRAWS Shipping Schedule

by k7udr

Components are in and we have a 5 day assembly turn scheduled for March 8th. We will begin shipping by order date, the week of the 11th and should have all backorders shipped by the 15th.

We have another run scheduled so we should have stock moving forward.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

k7udr | March 2, 2019 at 8:00 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1zX